What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Detroit learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30 pm for free workshops, info sessions, tech talks, and happy hours focused on building new skills and growing your career. Our events are well-suited for both beginners learning to code as well as intermediate developers or data scientists looking to level-up. We're proud to be sponsored by Thinkful Detroit (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/detroit/), the #1 rated coding bootcamp on CourseReport, who contributes a team of experienced mentors and career coaches to help out at events.

Workshops: hands-on, group classes teach everything from full-stack web development to intro concepts in data science. The workshops are taught by Thinkful mentors, each of whom have years of experience teaching people to code.

Tech Talks: led by experts in their field, these are meant to dive deeper into a specific topic. For example, you'll learn about how to build a great portfolio, how to break into the Detroit tech scene, and how to market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there a better way to talk about all things Detroit tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our Detroit locations to network, learn, and most importantly have fun.

Info sessions: If you’re interested in learning more about Thinkful’s specific courses, these are the events for you! You’ll learn more about the mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and how job placement works.

For anyone looking to become a web developer or data scientist, check out Thinkful Detroit Flexible Web Development (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/flexible/?aff=meetup), Full-time Web Development Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/full-time/?aff=meetup), or Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/?aff=meetup).

Upcoming events (5+)

Free Crash Course | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-59786865123?aff=Meetup *** JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. Here is an example of a web app that was made by an attendee at one of our previous events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/ Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - previous experience with JavaScript a plus What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: TechTown Detroit The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com.

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-59786961411?aff=Meetup *** If you're curious about Data Science, then Python is the language to learn. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of Python by building a predictive model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it. We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, as well as introduce core Data Science concepts and processes. Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - no previous coding knowledge is required, though some experience with data is a plus What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: TechTown Detroit The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com.

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-59787085783?aff=Meetup *** Looking for a fun way to learn to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the most popular programming language. With each new JavaScript concept you learn, you will add new features to the game, including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: TechTown Detroit The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com.

Free Crash Course | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-61310416105?aff=Meetup *** JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. Here is an example of a web app that was made by an attendee at one of our previous events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/ Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - previous experience with JavaScript a plus What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful specializes in high-growth tech careers and provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com. Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars: www.thinkful.com/webinars

Past events (85)

Web Development vs Data Science

TechTown Detroit

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